Bangladesh Oceanographic Research Institute (BORI) has undertaken a project to build a 32 meter long research vessel which will explore Bangladesh blue economy potentials.
The Khulna Shipyard is constructing the vessel which willable to drive deep sea for research and analysis.
“Hopefully the vessel will ready for operation very soon and it will enable BORI significantly,” Director General of Bori said.
He said BORI will setup several thousands boya in the sea by which they will collect data from different points. The new vessel will have seven research lab which is capable to stay deep sea at 10 days at a time with any weather conditions.
In January, 2017, the Govt. of Bangladesh established the “Blue Economy Cell” under the Energy and Mineral Resource Division (EMRD); Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources is empowered to explore, conserve, collect and manage natural and mineral resources on a sustainable basis.
Since the significant demarcation decision of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in 2014, Bangladesh can benefit from a large exclusive economic zone with natural and mineral resources than could increase the GDP by two percent. To harness the potential of blue economy, Bangladesh will have to rely on progress provided by new technologies as well as on organizing new methods of governance. Innovation has always been the biggest strength and priority of France